Mission: Study and protection of wild bird communities
Programs: Rearch and monitoring - conducts long-term monitoring and applied and theoretical research projects that use birds as ecological indicators. Birds tell us about the functioning of the environment as a whole, and this has important consequences for birds, other wildlife, and human communities.
education, informatics, science development, conservation - develop and deliver scientific results and bird conservation messages to decision makers in support of sustainable natural resource management and ecosystem conservation. Provide technical and human resources for effective data input, management, discovery, access, and analysis. Maintain and expand collaborations to provide capacity for meeting our mission and maximizing the effectiveness of our work and conservation outcomes. Through internships and workshops, provide technical skill development in the areas of bird monitoring and research methodologies, science delivery, and science education. Provide unique and diverse community learning opportunities that foster an appreciation for birds and an interest in science-based bird and habitat conservation. Integrate needs for science and outdoor education by delivering curriculum and supporting programming.
The Klamath Basin is a fabulous arena for the observation and scientific study of many, many migratory birds. This often includes endangered species and endangered habitat.
Klamath Bird Observatory is the premier organization in southern Oregon and northern California for avian ecology.
The organization is very community friendly and socially responsible with strict adherence to the principles of good science.
Personally, even though I have BS and MS degrees in Biology, I have learned much and developed a stronger appreciation of the modern dinosaurs, birds.
Have had and continue to have great educational outings dealing with migratory bird conservation. I receive their newletter and am completely impressed by the quality and level of expertise this group consistantly shows in their research and conservation ethics regarding migratory birds and environmental conservation as a whole. They are energetic, creative, inclusive, humble, hard working individuals who believe in their cause.